Manna Project International

Orlando, FL   |  www.mannaproject.org

Mission

Mission: To foster communities of talented young leaders to become the next generation of social change agents by engaging in collaborative, on-the-ground service with international communities in need. Vision: To create communities of young leaders that help break the cycle of poverty in underserved communities around the world.

Ruling year info

2004

Principal Officer

Samantha Church

Main address

P.O. Box 536144

Orlando, FL 32853 USA

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EIN

36-4547264

NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Overview

Currently, MPI has two international sites in Nicaragua and Ecuador. In addition, we have ten college campus chapters which support MPI and raise awareness of the need for young people to take part on a global level.

Population(s) Served

At MPI's international site in Managua, Nicaragua, we aim for a holistic approach to community development, working with people of all ages in various aspects of their lives, including education, health, recreation, and the arts. We also strive to work alongside other organizations who focus on the same communities in order to expand our influence and effectiveness.

Population(s) Served

At MPI's international site in Quito, Ecuador, all of our programs build upon the existing assets, resources and capacities available in the communities where we work, and fall into three asset-based categories. Empower individuals through programs that develop their capacities to advance economically and educationally, and to become leaders in their communities.Strengthen institutions by working alongside them to introduce best practices, connect them to national and international resources, and expand their services.Build networks by creating stronger links among community members, connecting people to local institutions, and promoting inter-institutional collaboration. We work with people of all ages and offer programs in a variety of fields, including education, health, agriculture, and business development.

Population(s) Served

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Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of classes offered

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Nicaragua: Total 2229 Health: 1602 Education: 578 Livelihoods: 49 Ecuador: Total 1434 Health: 234 Education: 1136 Livelihoods: 64

Number of health education trainings conducted

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Nicaragua: 1602 Ecuador: 234

Number of participants who felt that they have been provided with a range of options for future employment

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Increasing capacity of volunteers: "The mentors I followed & responsibility I was given [at MPI] were critical in equipping me to now run an education organization." -Hudson Baird, 2010-2011 volunteer

Number of individuals benefiting from health programs

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Context Notes

MPI takes a holistic approach to community development, working to reduce poverty by providing affordable health services that help communities achieve and maintain the health they need to work.

Number of clients participating in educational programs

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MPI provides education for all ages with the goal of equipping children with the skills they need to succeed and stay in school, and to prepare adults to achieve and maintain gainful employment.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

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In 2015, MPI impacted 4,965 individuals with health, education, livelihoods, and capacity development tools, resources and education.

Number of women employed by jewelry cooperative

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Related Program

Nicaragua: Community Programs

Context Notes

MPI's women's jewelry cooperative (est. 2012) helps women earn a sustainable income. Members of the cooperative are former residents of Nicaragua's municipal dump, La Chureca.

Number of children receiving treatment and monitoring for anemia and malnutrition

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Related Program

Nicaragua: Community Programs

Context Notes

MPI serves 50 critically undernourished children with weekly home visits, health education for mothers, and medical attention as well as food, nutritional supplements and iron to treat anemia.

Number of women counseled about Pap tests

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Related Program

Nicaragua: Community Programs

Number of nutritional consultations

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Number of doctor-led consultations (general practitioner)

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Related Program

Nicaragua: Community Programs

Context Notes

Consultations provided by general practitioners in communities of Cedro Galán and Chiquilistagua. Does not include gynecological consultations.

Number of doctor-led consultations (gynecologist)

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Related Program

Nicaragua: Community Programs

Number of de-parasite treatments

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Related Program

Nicaragua: Community Programs

Context Notes

Parasites cause major health problems. MPI treats these infections and educates participants on how to prevent reinfection.

Students participating in lacrosse exercise and wellness program

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Related Program

Nicaragua: Community Programs

Context Notes

Manna Project works in partnership with Lacrosse the Nations to teach life skills and self-esteem. The program results in improved health, school enrollment, attendance and graduation rates.

Adolescent boys and girls enrolled in health classes

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Children participating in educational and creative learning program

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Number of community health, education and livelihoods programs

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Number of local partners

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Number of visits to community lending library

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Related Program

Ecuador: Community Programs

Context Notes

Ecuadorian libraries do not allow patrons to take books home. MPI's lending library is the first of its kind, increasing literacy by allowing Chillos Valley residents (pop. 150,000) to read at home.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

MPI's mission is to foster communities of talented young leaders to become the next generation of social change agents by engaging in collaborative, on-the-ground service with international communities in need. The mission has three goals, including: (1) to deliver holistic programs recognizing that poverty and community needs are inextricably linked, (2) to develop programs alongside community members and in response to community needs, and (3) to provide leadership develop opportunities and training for young people. MPI is passionate about developing communities of young people who live and work alongside one another to serve underserved communities to initiate positive change.

MPI achieves its strategic goals by utilizing the passions, energy and skills of young people who are committed to serving and empowering international communities through hands-on service. The model is collaborative and relies on a community-based approach to development. International staff and volunteers work alongside communities and local partners to develop holistic programs that respond to identified community needs. These programs are community driven and designed to strengthen and empower communities. Health, education and livelihood programs are delivered at MPI's international sites by teams of trained thirteen-month volunteers who are referred to as Program Directors. Each site is led by a Country Director who is responsible for training year-long Program Directors and recruiting skilled local staff and volunteers. MPI's international staff and volunteers work with community beneficiaries and partners to evaluate programs and community impact quarterly. These findings are shared with MPI's leadership who analyze community impact and organizational strategy, direction and goals annually.

MPI is a leader in youth-led development and draws on the expertise, resources and perspectives of its board of directors, senior leadership team, Program Directors, local leaders, and international partner organizations. The organization is led by a senior team of highly professional and engaged individuals who support the operations and development of the entire organization. On-site Country Directors are trained development practitioners with experience leading community development initiatives in Latin America. MPI's team of Program Directors are talented recent university graduates who receive programmatic, organizational and leadership development training from their Country Director, local community leaders, partner organizations, and local staff and volunteers. MPI's operating budget of $500,000 is built on a diverse funding base comprised of over 1,200 private and public sector donors including individuals, foundations, universities, and corporations.

Manna Project International serves communities in the United States and Latin America and reached over 3,099 individuals in 2013-2014. MPI works alongside communities and partners to provide programs and training to improve health, nutrition, education, livelihoods, and economic development for underserved communities, families and individuals. Since MPI's founding year in Nicaragua in 2004, the organization has expanded to serve communities in Guatemala from 2010- 2014 and is continuing to serve communities in Ecuador since 2007. Each year MPI recruits increased numbers of talented international volunteers and local staff who have the capacity to reach even more beneficiaries. In 2012, MPI Ecuador piloted a successful microfinance program providing capital for 5 agricultural entrepreneurs and reached over 250 children with education and English classes. MPI Nicaragua formed exciting partnerships with US universities and private sector partners to begin construction on a health clinic that will provide primary healthcare to over 2,000 individuals living at the base of one of Latin America's largest trash dumps. Since 2004, MPI's annual revenue has increased 550%, with a $100,000 increase between 2011 to 2012 alone. Moreover, MPI's donor and partner base consistently increases annually, allowing for significant organizational growth.

Financials

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Operations

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Manna Project International

Board of directors
as of 1/6/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jocelyn Lancaster

Past Program Director

Term: July 2016 - July 2016

Lori Scharffenberg

No Affiliation

Fiona Turett

No affiliation

Chet Polson

Jefferson Deming

Jocelyn Lancaster

Past Program Director

Maddie Orange

Past Program Director

Holly Triska

Katherine Mueller

Scott Krenitski

Annie Freyman

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes